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symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater